This Thursday, July 26th, at 1 p.m. EDT, Obama Administration officials will host a conversation on the creation of a new national Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Master Teacher Corps – a networked community of talented educators serving as a national resource committed to advancing STEM teaching and learning.
Launched last week, the STEM Master Teacher Corps initiative will strengthen the quality of STEM education nation-wide and help meet the President’s goal of moving U.S. students from the middle to the top of the pack in math and science.
Starting with 50 teachers in each of 50 sites, the STEM Master Teacher Corps will eventually expand to 10,000 educators across the country, who will make a multi-year commitment to deepening their subject matter expertise, mentoring other teachers, and building a community of practice where they live and teach. In exchange, Master Teachers will receive recognition and rewards, including additional compensation, for their work as a Corps member.
Jumpstarted by approximately $100 million in existing funds available through the Department of Education’s Teacher Incentive Fund competition, the Corps will be supported by an additional $1 billion from the President’s 2013 budget request currently under consideration by Congress.
To learn more about this new commitment and what it means for students across the country, please RSVP here to join us on Thursday’s call.
Hallie Schneir is an Associate Director of the Office of Public Engagement.